Shark Bites

The Giants have ruled ILB Alec Ogletree out for the 2nd straight week with his concussion. That should mean more playing time again for LB B.J. Goodson. He cracked 80% playing time last week for just the 2nd time all season but collected a mere 6 tackles (4 solo). Goodson certainly presents upside beyond that with Ogletree out but isn't a lock for big IDP production.

Giants WR Odell Beckham (quad) is out for Week 17. WR Sterling Shepard and TE Evan Engram will again serve as QB Eli Manning’s top 2 targets against a Cowboys team that figures to rest some defensive starters.

Giants WR Odell Beckham (quad) remained sidelined for Wednesday's practice. He's unlikely to play in this weekend's finale against the Cowboys, again leaving WR Sterling Shepard and TE Evan Engram as QB Eli Manning's top 2 targets.

The Giants have ruled out MLB Alec Ogletree for Sunday's game in Indianapolis because of a concussion. Ogletree's absence should mean more playing time for LB B.J. Goodson. The Giants' other ILB starter played 87% of the snaps the last time Ogletree missed a game and didn't reach 57% in any other contest until last week (when he hit 65%).

The Giants have ruled WR Odell Beckham out for Sunday's game at Indianapolis. That will once again leave Sterling Shepard as the de facto lead wideout. Shepard absorbed 9 targets in that role last week but caught just 2 balls for the 2nd straight game. Beckham's absence helps the volume outlook but doesn't turn Shepard into a strong option. TE Evan Engram, on the other hand, has topped 70 receiving yards in each of the 2 games Beckham has missed -- including last week's 12-target, 8-catch outing. He gets a better matchup than his WR teammates against a Colts D that ranks 7th worst vs. TEs in our adjusted fantasy points allowed.

The New York Post's Paul Schwartz considers Giants WR Odell Beckham (quad) "likely" to miss the final 2 games of the season. Beckham's quad contusion is "showing little or no improvement." And the Giants, of course, have no reason to push him back out there. TE Evan Engram has been the biggest beneficiary of Beckham's absence over the past 2 weeks, totaling 17 targets, 11 catches and 152 yards.

Giants WR Odell Beckham (quad) will not practice on Wednesday, HC Pat Shurmur said. OBJ has been sidelined since putting in a limited practice exactly a week ago. His availability for this weekend's game against the Colts is uncertain.

Giants WR Odell Beckham (quad) is out for this weekend's game against the Titans. After putting in a limited practice on Wednesday, he was sidelined on Thursday and Friday. So he's not a lock to return for Week 16. Beckham's absence again leaves Sterling Shepard as New York's #1 WR against the Titans on Sunday. Shepard saw just 6 targets last week -- but that was a team-high and 27% of the total. He's a nice WR3 with QB Eli Manning likely to throw it more this weekend.

Giants WR Odell Beckham didn't have a specific injury to share when he spoke to reporters Thursday but said the bothersome quad "ain't right," according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan. Beckham apparently suffered the injury on the final play of the Nov. 25 game against the Eagles but played through it against the Bears the following week. As we passed along earlier, he did say it's getting better. Beckham also said he wouldn't know until Sunday whether he'll be able to play against the Titans. We'll be watching his status right up until the inactives come out.

Giants WR Odell Beckham (quad) was non-committal when asked Thursday afternoon about his status for this weekend's game against the Titans. He did add that his quad is "much better." We'll see if OBJ is able to get back on the practice field tomorrow.

Giants HC Pat Shurmur said WR Odell Beckham (quad) won't practice on Thursday after being limited on Wednesday. OBJ is getting “further evaluated” outside of the building, Shurmur said. This has been a strange situation since Beckham was a surprised scratch last Saturday. With the Giants having nothing to play for, it wouldn't be a surprise if he sat out Sunday's game against the Titans. We'll get another update on Beckham's status tomorrow.

Giants WR Odell Beckham (quad) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. We still don't know much about his injury, but it looks like he has a shot to return for this weekend's game against the Titans. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

Giants HC Pat Shurmur said WR Odell Beckham (quad) "felt a lot better" on Monday. He was a surprise scratch for the Redskins game after popping up on the injury report on Friday. Owners can tentatively expect to have Beckham back for Sunday's game against the Titans, but we'll keep a close eye on him throughout the week.

The Giants have ruled WR Odell Beckham out for Sunday’s game at Washington. Beckham shows up on the Friday injury report as a limited participant after sustaining a quad bruise. The team today determined that he won’t be able to play. That obviously raises the target ceilings for WR Sterling Shepard and TE Evan Engram, while also lowering the fantasy floor for QB Eli Manning. Fortunately, he didn’t look attractive for lineups anyway. The loss of 1 of the Giants’ 2 best players also raises the floor for the Washington defense, which is a decent streaming option.

Giants TE Evan Engram (hamstring) is not listed on the final Week 14 injury report. He put in full practices on both Thursday and Friday. Engram is sitting just 19th among TEs in PPR points per game and returns as a low-end TE1 option.

Giants TE Evan Engram (hamstring) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday. That gives him a shot to play against the Redskins this weekend, but we'll continue to track his status over the next few days. Engram will be a low-end TE1 if he suits up on Sunday.

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports that Giants S Landon Collins is headed to IR with a shoulder injury that will require surgery. That leaves an already-weak defense without arguably its best player for the final 4 games. It also leaves IDP owners without a top-5 fantasy DB. Michael Thomas looks like the fill-in but would make for a risky lineup replacement in Week 14. We'll see if he gives us a performance that points to usability over the final 2 weeks of most fantasy seasons.

Giants S Landon Collins suffered a shoulder injury in Sunday's win over the Bears and will miss next Sunday's visit to Washington, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The report gives no specifics on the injury so far, adding that the team will "evaluate" it "going forward." Collins' absence is bad news for the Giants' team D in an upside matchup with Mark Sanchez and a Washington offense ravaged by injury. It's good news, however, for Washington TE Jordan Reed.

Giants TE Evan Engram (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game against the Bears. He didn't practice all week and isn't a lock to return for Week 14. Rhett Ellison will serve as New York's lead TE this weekend but would be a desperation fantasy play.

Giants TE Evan Engram (hamstring) will miss his 2nd straight practice on Thursday, HC Pat Shurmur said. He's a long shot to play against the Bears this weekend. That'll leave Rhett Ellison as New York's lead TE, but he'd be a desperation fantasy play.

 
 
 

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